By Tanya L. Burns, LUTCF, RHU, LTCP
Tanya L. Burns and Associates, Inc.
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The Home Alliance is a partnership of public, private and nonprofit organization coming together to change the way healthcare organization and healthcare professionals interface with family caregivers.
Approximately 46% of family caregivers say they perform medical/nursing tasks.
- Handling prescriptions
- Helping someone climb stairs with a cane
- Caring for and cleaning wounds
These family caregivers often perform these tasks with no training or help from healthcare professionals. The Home Alliance is dedicated to creating solutions and supporting family caregivers.
There is a video series available in English and Spanish to provide family caregivers simple and complete instruction on a variety of topics such as mobility (preparing your home for safe mobility, what to do when someone falls, getting from a car to a wheelchair).
In addition, the Managing Medications video deals with changing catheters, administering injections, organizing and administering pills.
To learn more, visit HomeAlliance.com.
I am learning a lot in assisting with the care of my sister and I know this will help you as well.
WHAT’S NEW & UPCOMING
CVS Aims to “Make a Deal” with Aetna announcing they have plans to acquire Aetna. The companies hope to complete the deal by the end of 2018. If the deal is consummated, the combined company would have 9700 CVS Pharmacy stores, 1100 MinuteClinic walk-in clinics and about 4000 DVS Health Clinic and home care nurses. Stay tuned as we keep you updated.
SENATE PASSES COMPREHENSVE TAX REFORM PROPOSAL
On December 2nd, the Senate passed its tax reform bill (HR 1, the4 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act). Included in this bill is a provision that would REPEAL the INDIVIDUAL MANDATE (tax penalty for not having health insurance) established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). More information and a comparison is attached. Promise to report on this in more detail once all has been confirmed.
Wishing you a Safe, Peaceful & Happy Holiday Season!